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To End A Plague

July 7, 2021

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The latest episode of Px Pulse takes a deep dive into PEPFAR, The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, looking at its pioneering successes and its challenges. In this episode, AVAC’s former Director of Strategy and Content, Emily Bass, discusses her new book, To End a Plague: America’s fight to end AIDS in Africa.

Emily began reporting this comprehensive history of PEPFAR not long after George W. Bush launched the program in 2003. Overall, PEPFAR radically changed expectations of what a foreign aid program should be.

But the program has also faced enormous challenges. Emily covers it all in her new book, including questions related to health equity, drug costs, patents, and the best ways to design and implement a foreign aid program and fight pandemics.

Hosted and produced by Jeanne Baron.